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I am black and in the summer my skin gets darker than i would like so is there some lightening cream or something that can lighten my skin?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
No: Your skin is tanning due to uv light exposure. Use sun screen to minimize darkening.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Sun block: Use sun block and stay away from the direct sun light, it might help.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: First of all in order not to get as dark, you should if possible lessen then sun exposure with proper clothing and sunscreens. If there are areas that are way to dark, hydroquinone can be prescribed by your doctor. Good luck from nyc.

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